Thus far, I’ve only had really bad separation/texture issues with B&B’s “non-matcha” tea powders, but this one… oh man. Even though this is one of their matcha matchas, this had the worst mouthfeel of any of their tea powders for me yet. It was like a cocoa powder that refused to dissolve no matter how much it was whisked (I used extra creamy plain oat milk) and it was so gritty. I’ve had some gritty powders but this was just plain unpleasant. The flavor was fine — it tasted like a mild cocoa — but that chalky mouthfeel overpowered everything for me.
This was also the first time that I added my latte into my breakfast smoothie for the morning (strawberries and yogurt for a chocolate strawberry smoothie!) and that texture still held up. All the others I had texture issues with at least blended up fine into my smoothies, but this smoothie definitely still has that grainy/gritty feel to it… ah well, it’s breakfast for the morning, so I’ll still drink it…
Definitely not my cuppa. While I have used activated charcoal for health reasons before, I’m fine just swallowing it as a capsule, drinking it when it leaves such an unpleasant texture isn’t really my jam. As for the flavor, B&B has already done a hot chocolate-tasting matcha — Cocoa Matcha — which tastes richer and blends up nice and creamy, so I’d have no reason not to get that one over this.
This is probably my least favorite of B&B’s tea powder line-up I’ve tried thus far.